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Stage Hoppers’ Friday Picks – August 6th

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Stage Hoppers, you know what day it is! Lets kick start your weekend with Stage Hoppers’ Friday Picks, where we highlight today’s newest music.

“Love Runs Out” – Martin Garrix (feat. G-Eazy & Sasha Alex Sloan)

After teasing the track earlier this week, Martin Garrix has released his third track of 2021. “Love Runs Out” features the vocal talent of  G-Eazy and Sasha Alex Sloan. Although this track strays slightly from Garrix’s typical sound, with a catchy hook, unique instrumentals, and amazing lyrical work, “Love Runs Out” is set for mainstream success. G-Eazy and Sasha Alex Sloan provide the hip-hop and pop elements, while Martin Garrix blends it into his dance atmosphere. Garrix still remains at the top of his game and we can’t wait to see what comes next!

“Winner’s Anthem” – KSHMR X Zafrir 

Artist and founder of the label Dharma Wordwide KSHMR and multi-instrumentalist/producer Zafrir drop on monstrous festival banger “Winners Anthem.” It clear that this track was made for festival as these huge anthem vocalizations are perfect for crowds to sing along to. The builds provide the perfect amount of tension before the massive drop takes over with pulsating bass and powerful kick. The huge reverberating synths provide a classic big room house vibe and the hints of acoustic instruments shine through to add that extra uniqueness the two producers are known for. “Winners Anthem” will certainly dominate upcoming festivals.

“Flying Again” – Smalltown DJs 

The Canadian duo of Pete Emes and Mike Grimes, aka Small Town Djs, release “Flying Again” via Night Bass Records. The “Smalltown sound” is described as “fun bass-heavy dance music, combing the spirit of Canada’s outdoor electronic music festivals such as Shambhala and Bass Coast, with the sound they cultivated at the legendary Hifi Club in Calgary.” Smalltown DJs are a dominant force in the Canadian electronic music scene, and it showcases in their production skills. In the duo’s second release with Night Bass, after the 2020 single “Love is Gone,” Smalltown DJs deliver a full funky-bass house driven dance track with unique and dynamic synth work alongside deep rhythmic vocal line. “Flying Again” fits perfectly for your next club scene.

“Change It” – Last Heroes (with Liel Kolet)

Ophelia Records is set to feature another upcoming full-length EP, this time from the producer and DJ duo known as Last Heroes. In anticipation of the EP’s release, Last Heroes has given listeners its latest single, “Change It” with singer-songwriter Liel Kolet. The first track of the EP, “Knowing How To Break” with singer-songwriter Runn, was previously released, and this recent single follows suit with an emotional tone. “Change It” begins with a melancholic guitar riff followed by the the vocals of Liel Kolet that will pull on your heart strings. The drop highlights Liel Kolet’s vocal range as she soars over the dynamic atmosphere created by the various synth elements incorporated by Last Heroes. We look forward to hear what comes next off the upcoming EP by Last Heroes!

*As our favorite festivals and events come back remember to take care of the friends and community around you. Practice safe raving and make sure to have plenty of water and rest breaks.  To fight dehydration at your next festival, check out Raveraide, a great-tasting hydration stick made by ravers for ravers.*

“Rise of The Volpetron” EP – Ray Volpe (EP)

For our bass heads that need a new fix check this next one out! Ray Volpe, the 24 year-old producer who is one of the most unique minds in the bass music scene, has released his Rise of The Volpetron EP, containing four hard-hitting, “in your face,” bass tracks.: “Elastic,” Revolution” alongside Virus Syndicate, “World War Rave,” and “Race Against Time.” This EP becomes Ray Volpe’s debut project as a Disciple Records artist. Featuring intricate sound design, powerful basses, gritty vocals/samples, and drops that will leave your jaw on the floor, Rise of The Volpetron EP shows that Ray Volpe is set to continue rising in the bass music world.

“New Blood” – Gryffin (with Boy Matthews)

Producer, songwriter, and DJ, Gryffin is back with his latest single “New Blood” with British songwriter, vocalist, and producer, Boy Matthews. The emotional dance-pop vibes of “New Blood” feature a beautiful falsetto melody, seamless integration of organic and electronic instrumental features, and pure joy that will prompt love and happiness in the listener. “New Blood” will no doubt be a euphoric experience to share with your rave fam during Gryffin’s live sets.

“Champagne Trip” EP – Champagne Drip (EP)

The full force of the talented producer Champagne Drip comes alive in his five track EP Champagne Trip, released on the WAKAAN label. Since his arrival on the music scene back in 2015, Champagne Drip has been a force to reckon with as he expands his repertoire of sound design with every release. The Champagne Trip EP offers insight into his versatility as a producer featuring a beautifully melodic track, “In My Dreamz” with Linney, bass rattling  soundscapes such as  “Slam” with PIERCE, and even techno elements in the groove of “Technosexual.” This EP adds to the talent of Champagne Drip and these tracks will grace his sets in no time as his 50+ stop North American Tour is set to kick-off on August 13th.

*Producers, remember to submit your tracks under the Demo Submission tab to get your own music featured on our website and social media!*

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